|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.21|
|1 Pair of Nike shoes||$75.58|
|Internet (6 Mbps, unlimited data)||$9.81|
|Combo meal at McDonalds||$6.17|
|1 Summer dress in a chain store||$45.66|
|Local draught beer||$1.23|
Medgidia is located in south-eastern Romania in the Constanta County between the Black Sea and the river Danube. Inhabited since the Neolithic period, the relatively-modern settlement was a creation of the Ottoman administration. In 1878, it became a part of Romania after the conclusion of the Russo-Turkish War. The town is popular with tourists mostly due to its historical attractions; the city has become easier to access with plentiful cheap flights to Medgidia available from all over.
The Lucian Grigorescu Art Museum was founded in 1964 and serves as a platform for displaying the Romanian artistic heritage. The museum, named after the famous Romanian artist, has permanent expositions on classic as well as contemporary art with works by the most celebrated Romanian artists. There is also a beautiful collection of ceramics on display. The Geamiei Medgidia Museum Collection, completed in 1865, is an oriental-style religious building erected in honour of Sultan Abdul Medgud by the Ottoman administration. One can see clearly the traditional Muslim religious architectural formations; the interiors are decorated with Arabic inscriptions and oriental decorations. The monument also houses an interesting museum. The Mausoleum of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes Heroes shaped in the form of a pyramid contains the mortal remains of Serb, Croat and Slovene soldiers who laid down their lives in World War 1. Sf. Petru and Pavel Orthodox Cathedral, built on the site of a former Roman camp during 1890-98, now consists of two buildings with lovely murals on the ceiling, walls and the tower along with a beautifully carved wooden altar.
Art lovers will be enthralled with the Ceramic Exposition that was established in 1971 in an attempt to integrate art into social life; a large number of beautifully-decorated ceramic works are to be seen in the outdoors in the central park and along the long stretch of the Danube Black Sea Canal. Since 1999, the Medgidia Festival held at October-end has been drawing thousands of tourists, especially owing to the easy availability of cheap flights to Medgidia; there are lots of cultural events, musical performances and fireworks to keep both children and adults engaged. The hotels in Medgidia are extremely hospitable and go a long way in making your holiday memorable.